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HOWRAH BRIDGE NEWS

PM Modi to dedicate 4 heritage buildings, launch light-and-sound show at Howrah bridge

January 11, 2020 11:10 am

Union Minister of State for Shipping with independent charge Mansukh L Mandaviya on Friday said the PM will hand over a cheque of Rs 501 crore towards the final installment to meet the deficit in the pension funds of retired and existing employees of the Kolkata Port Trust during an event at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Mamata Banerjee pulls up ministers after surprise visit to Howrah slum

August 20, 2019 5:00 am

The chief minister also asked her Cabinet ministers, MLAs, municipality councillors and panchayat members to visit slum areas to listen to people’s grievances.

Kolkata's Howrah Bridge turns 75: Seven lesser-known facts about the iconic bridge

February 05, 2018 6:58 pm

As Rabindra Setu - popularly known as Howrah Bridge - celebrates its 75th anniversary, here are some interesting and lesser-known facts about the iconic structure. Opened to the public in 1943, in a pre-Independence era historic bridge is a engineering marvel and one of the busiest bridges in the world.

Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour

March 29, 2014 12:31 am

Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm Saturday, all ornamental lights would be switched off at the famous Howrah Bridge.

Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour for Earth Hour

March 28, 2014 7:56 pm

Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, Howrah Bridge will remain dark for Earth Hour.

Kolkata gangrape: Police begin reconstruction

January 23, 2014 2:43 pm

Hamid was also sent for a medical test today. Forensic experts visited the place and collected evidence,” P K Ghosh, Joint CP (crime), said Wednesday

‘Dead’ baby springs back to life

September 07, 2013 3:16 am

A baby girl,declared dead at birth,was being taken away for cremation when she cried back to life in Howrah Friday,leading to tension at the private nursing home where she was delivered.

Gutkha corroding Howrah Bridge,shows study

April 12, 2013 3:00 am

Kolkata Port Trust has said saliva laced with gutkha is corroding the iconic 70-year-old bridge.

Gutkha is corroding Howrah Bridge: Study

April 12, 2013 1:19 am

It was obvious that the corrosion had been caused by chemicals in gutkha,Mehra said.

Tobacco,'paan' eaters turn Howrah Bridge into spittoon

May 30, 2012 2:06 pm

Kolkata's famous landmark will undergo makeover to protect its pillars from being used as spittoons.